Mother’s Day Brunch 2022

Mother’s Day Brunch 2022

Treat Mom to a Special Brunch this Weekend!

Say NO to social distancing this Mother’s Day and give MOM as many hugs as you can.  Fort Worth offers a ton of brunch opportunities and outdoor family fun, or you can plan your own special day for your special MOM.  

Here’s the list the What’s Up staff came up with.  BRUNCH…and other fun things to do with Mom!

1. Mother’s Day Brunch at….Home

It’s time to step up Guys and Kiddos—

Here’s a fun twist on Mother’s Day Brunch

Make all of Mom’s favorite brunch goodies, turn off the television, phones, Everything!  Make mimosas, order flowers, what else does Mom like?

Then when you think you have done enough, turn on her favorite movie and either 1) Enjoy it with her, or 2) Get lost and let her enjoy it alone.  Let Mom decide whether #1 or #2 work better for her.

2. Pick Your Favorite Mother’s Day Brunch Spot in Fort Worth 

If you are not so adventurous to create your own Brunch for Mom, Fort Worth Foodies offers this list……..

B&B Butchers Clearfork,  https://www.bbbutchers.com/

Beacon Cafe 287 Northside  https://beaconcafe.hrpos.heartland.us/

Del Frisco’s Downtown Fort Worth, https://delfriscos.com/locations-search/?my_location=fort+worth 

Ellerbe Fine Foods Near Southside http://ellerbefinefoods.com/

Pinstripes Clearfork https://pinstripes.com/fort-worth/

Sky Creek Kitchen Southlake http://www.skycreekkitchen.com/

Taste Community Project Near Southside http://www.tasteproject.org/

Trulucks Southlake https://trulucks.com/locations/southlake-texas/

Waters Sundance Square http://www.waterstexas.com/

Wicked Butcher Downtown Fort Worth http://www.wickedbutcher.com//                                                                                       

Joe T Garcias Northside https://joetgarcias.com/ 

If you consider yourself a Foodie or you just like to see What’s Up in the Fort Worth culinary scene, you need to check out Fort Worth Foodies.  Click here for the 

Fort Worth Foodies website, or Facebook page.

3. Enjoy a Stroll or Bike Ride Along the Trinity Trails

The Trinity Trails is always a great family outing.  Extending through Fort Worth for over 70 miles along the Trinity River, The Trinity Trails is a wonderful trek for hikers, bikers, runners, and horseback riders and a special outing with Mom.

https://www.fortworth.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/trinity-trails/

4. Every Mom loves flowers!

Here’s an idea that doesn’t take any social distancing thought to it.  Order Mom flowers or a beautiful spring flower arrangement.  What’s Up staffers use Gordon Boswell Florist.  

https://www.gordonboswell.com/occasions/mothers-day-flower-delivery-fort-worth/ 

5.  Enjoy a Winery Tour and a Glass of Wine with Mom

Cowtown Winery, located on Mule Alley in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards,  offers a  sneak peek behind the scenes at Cowtown Winery! See how it all happens and let the wine maker walk you through a journey of turning juice from the grape into your favorite wine! You will see all the equipment, learn the different processes it takes, discuss the vineyards and of course sample a couple of wines. With the tour you will receive a souvenir wine glass and two glasses of wine. Cowtown Winery offers tours on select Saturdays at 3:00 pm

https://www.cowtownwinery.com/winery-tours-index#winery-tours 

6. Indulge in Some Retail Therapy with Mom

Every mom has “a thing” or favorite store.  Treat your mom to an afternoon of safe, social distanced shopping and buy her something nice, something she would not have bought for herself.   Be safe and Buy Local.  That makes Mom happy and keeps the Fort retail wheels turning.  #Support Our Fort.  We love supporting Fort Worth businesses so that’s always a Bonus.  A good day of shopping is always followed by a good glass of wine at your favorite spot.   See #5!

7. Host Your Own SIP and PAINT Class

Bring some creative fun home by buying some art supplies and opening a bottle of your finest Cab. Pick a subject (like the fruit bowl on your kitchen counter or Dad lounging on the sofa) and start painting. Just don’t expect  Mom to hang your work of art in the living room?  Don’t like the PAINT part of this idea, no problem…..Host Your Own Sip and Sit with Mom.  How’s that?

8. Give Mom a Mani-Pedi

Treat Mom to a little pampering to encourage mother-daughter bonding. You’re out with Mom and  pampering her (and yourself).  Doesn’t that feel good?

9. GARDEN TOGETHER

Stop by your favorite garden center, back to #Support the Fort, and plan a day of gardening with Mom.  It can be as intense or light as you want.  It might end up with a nice Sip and Sit with Mom on the back porch…and that’s always a good thing!

10. Adopt an African Penguin for Mom

Celebrate Mom all year long with an African penguin adoption from the Fort Worth Zoo. This adoption includes an African penguin plush, a personalized adoption certificate, an animal fact sheet, a coloring kit and a zoo publication all packaged inside of an animal carrier box! This unique gift is the perfect way to show your appreciation for Mom while supporting the care and feeding of the animals at the Fort Worth Zoo.

https://www.fortworthzoo.org/mothers-day-adoption-package 

11.  Plan a Game Night for Mom

You know what games Mom likes to play—card games, board games, charades, or any other party game.  If Mom likes it, let’s play it!

12.  No Work Pass

OK this should be a given.  Moms do not work on Mother’s Day.  If your mom tries to participate in work activities,  present her with a “No Work Pass” for the day.  Sit her down and take over.

13. Custom Coupons for Mom

Put  a coupon book together for things that you  and Mom can do together, for her day and for the next few months.  Can you ever spend enough time with Mom?   Ideas are easy—lunch and a movie, a wine outing or Happy Hour, a spa day.  The list is endless and it gives Mom lots more things to look forward to.

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Sky High Entertainment for NASCAR

Sky High Entertainment for NASCAR

Beware of large falling objects from the sky during the NASCAR All-Star Race weekend set for May 20-22 at Texas Motor Speedway.

While the majority of adrenaline-pumped, all-star daredevils will be on track competing for the $1 million payday in the NASCAR All-Star Race, The “Rocketman” Valencia and Great American High Dive Show will give them a run for their money as the featured entertainment acts for the weekend.

“Rocketman” Valencia is a human cannonball who propels out of a giant cannon at more than 55 miles per hour, reaches heights of over 65 feet and travels into a safety net some 165 feet away. He will be front and center Saturday (May 21) and Sunday (May 22) during the Xfinity Series race and NASCAR All-Star Race, respectively, as he will perform in front of the race crowd from the infield scoring pylon.

“Rocketman” Valencia will make his Texas Motor Speedway debut at the conclusion of Stage 2 of Saturday’s SRS Distribution 250 Xfinity Series race and once again following the checkered flag. The SRS Distribution 250 begins at 12:30 p.m. CT (TV: FS1).

The human cannonball returns the next evening for the NASCAR All-Star Race, where he will perform following the conclusion of Rounds 2, 3 and 4. The NASCAR All-Star Race begins at 7 p.m. (TV: FS1) but on-track action officially opens at 5 p.m. with the Open Race for non-qualifiers to earn a berth in the all-star field.

“Rocketman” will have competition for air space from the Great American High Dive Show.

This act features a team of Olympic-caliber, national and world champion divers who will perform dramatic human torch fire dives, thrilling high dives from an 80-foot platform mixed with a patriotic All-American show and costumed clown diving act. The high dive act will be located near Gate 3 of the Fan Zone with two performances Saturday (10:15 & 11:30 a.m.) and three Sunday (12:30, 1:45 & 3 p.m.).

But wait, there’s more.

Country music superstar Blake Shelton will perform a one-hour, pre-race concert beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday prior to the NASCAR All-Star race activities. The concert will take place from the frontstretch stage and free to all in the grandstands.

For those wanting to get more intimate with Shelton on stage, Texas Motor Speedway is offering a limited “Track Pass” for just $99 ($79 for season ticket holders) as an add-on option to a race admission ticket. “Track Pass” holders will move from the grandstands to in front of the stage for the concert, driver introductions and also have pre-race pit access included.

In addition to the high-flying entertainment music, there is a variety of acts for adults and kids alike ranging from full-armor, medieval fighting to acrobatic dogs. The free entertainment is available all three days as soon as the public gates open. The entertainment will be featured primarily near Gates 3 and 7 of the Fan Zone. Click here for a full public schedule of race weekend events.

The entertainment line-up includes:

  • Canine Stars – Featured on the hit show “America’s Got Talent” last season, Canine Stars features a world-class team of dog trainers and their adopted dogs from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, The Netherlands and South Korea showcasing their athletic ability and extreme discipline. Location: Fan Zone near Gate 7. Performance Times: Friday (3:30 & 5 p.m.), Saturday (9:30 & 11 a.m.), Sunday (12:15, 2 & 3:30 p.m.).
  • Full Steel Combat – This is not a video game but actual steel-clad, medieval soldiers taking part in a tournament that features individual duels with axes, swords, shields and maces, team combat and a grand melee where it is everyone for themselves. Location: Fan Zone near Gate 7. Performance Times: Saturday (10 & 11:30 a.m.), Sunday (1 & 2:45 p.m.).
  • Tumbleweed Crossing – This is a traveling comedy Wild West gunfight stunt show on the Western town set of Tumbleweed Crossing. Enjoy a 25-minute show featuring stunts, comedy and special effects with an Old West theme. Location: Fan Zone near Gate 3. Performance Times: Saturday (9:45 & 11 a.m.), Sunday (12:45, 2 & 3:15 p.m.).
  • Robert Castillo’s Freestyle BMX team – This group of nationally recognized extreme action sports athletes will amaze with thrilling and entertaining BMX stunts that will amaze you. Location: Fan Zone near Gate 7. Performance Times: Saturday (10 & 11:30 a.m.), Sunday (1 & 2:45 p.m.).
  • Face Painter & Balloon Artist: Kids will love the opportunity to get their faces painted as well as watch a balloon artist create all kinds on fun designs. Location: Fan Zone. Performance Times: Friday (2 – 6:30 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. – Noon), Sunday (12:30 – 4:30 p.m.).
  • Mobile Escape Room Texas – A popular, interactive experience where players use teamwork and communication skills to find clues and solve complex puzzles inside this state-of-the-art, climate-controlled adventure trailer. Location: Fan Zone. Performance Times: Friday (2 – 6:30 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. – Noon), Sunday (12:30 – 4:30 p.m.).
  • Smacking Axes – Another interactive display where fans get the opportunity to throw axes at targets. A Master Axe Smacker will be on hand to help you with proper technique and having fun with this popular entertainment. Location:Fan Zone. Performance Times: Friday (2 – 6:30 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. – Noon), Sunday (12:30 – 4:30 p.m.).

The $1 million-to-win NASCAR All-Star Race is the marquee event of a race weekend (May 20-22) featuring all three of NASCAR’s premier series. The SpeedyCash.com 220 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race will be held Friday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, MRN, and 95.9 The Ranch) and the SRS Distribution 250 Xfinity Series race on Saturday, May 21, at 12:30 p.m. (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, PRN, and 95.9 The Ranch). The NASCAR Open will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, MRN, and 95.9 The Ranch)  and the NASCAR All-Star Race at 7 p.m. (FS1, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Ch. 90, MRN, and 95.9 The Ranch).

TICKETS:

Tickets for the May 20-22 NASCAR All-Star Race Weekend, are on sale now at www.texasmotorspeedway.com/events/season-tickets/.

MORE INFO:

Keep track of all of Texas Motor Speedway’s busy schedule by following on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Keep up with all the latest news and information on the speedway website and TMS mobile app.

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2022-2023 Cliburn Concerts Season

2022-2023 Cliburn Concerts Season

A WINNING SEASON

This season is all about the gold. Our new 2022 Cliburn Gold Medalist. Our celebrated 2013 Gold Medalist. The announcement of our 2022 Amateur winner. And our 2015 Junior winner fresh off a gold-medal win at the Leeds Competition. All of that, plus four more anticipated Cliburn Concerts debuts and the return of one of our favorites. This is the Cliburn on its 60th Anniversary. You won’t want to miss a moment.

Concert subscriptions are now on sale, with packages to fit all price points and interests. Concert information is available at cliburn.org/concerts or by calling 817.212.4280. Single Tickets on sale May 12. See the full concert season below for all details. 

SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Create your own subscription package! 

Patrons may select anywhere from four to seven of the performances at the Kimbell Art Museum and the Amateur Competition Final Round at Bass Performance Hall to create their own season. Subscription prices range from $120–$350 for four concerts; $145–$400 for five concerts; $170–$450 for six concerts; and $195–$500 for seven concerts.

Cliburn at the Modern subscriptions are available separately and are $70 for the two-concert series. Cliburn Sessions subscriptions are available for $125 for the three-concert series.

Save up to 20% off single ticket prices. Buy more, save more!

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2022 Cliburn Gold Medalist
Wednesday, September 28 & Thursday, September 29, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
Cliburn at the Kimbell 
Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

“The most prestigious classical music contest in the world” – Chicago Tribune

From almost 400 applications from 51 countries, only 30 were selected to compete in the 2022 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. On June 18, the esteemed jury will decide who is the most deserving among that extraordinary pool to be named our new gold medalist. That artist will take their place as one of only 18 to achieve the title—one of the most sought-after in the classical music world. They’ll embark on a worldwide tour as the new Cliburn standard bearer. Join us to celebrate their triumphant return to Fort Worth and their Cliburn Concerts debut in two special nights at the Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion, in this long-honored tradition.

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2022 Cliburn Amateur Finals
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
Bass Performance Hall

“A celebration of music, and the people who have to make music no matter what.” – Boston Globe

This eighth edition of the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition will bring together 46 of the most devoted, highly talented non-professional pianists, age 35 and older, in the world. Representing 19 countries, these artists—who are accountants, engineers, doctors, business executives by day—will share their love for music with each other, and with all of us, over the course of a week. Include the Amateur Final Round in your Cliburn Concerts subscription this year and witness the stunning conclusion, as six finalists truly live out their dreams by performing on the Bass Hall stage with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Damon Gupton. Then stay as we learn who will take first prize in this meaningful monument to the beauty of musicmaking in everyday life.

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Jessie Montgomery, composer & violinist

Moderated by Buddy Bray

Thursday, November 3, 2022 – 7:30 p.m

Cliburn at the Modern
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

“Music is my connection to the world. It guides me to understand my place in relation to others and challenges me to make clear the things I do not understand. I imagine that music is a meeting place at which all people can converse about their unique differences and common stories.” – Jessie Montgomery

She’s a decorated composer and violinist whose works are frequently performed around the world by leading musicians and ensembles. Jessie Montgomery was born and raised in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the 1980s, during a time when the neighborhood was at a major turning point: artists gravitated to this hotbed of artistic experimentation and community development. Her parents—a musician and a theater storyteller—took her to rallies, performances, and parties where neighbors, activists, and artists gathered to celebrate and support the movements of the time. From this sprung Jessie’s unique voice; her music interweaves classical music with elements of vernacular music, improvisation, poetry, and social consciousness. She is an acute interpreter of 21st-century American sound and experience, and she joins us at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for one night only in a showcase of her music and musicianship, moderated by Buddy Bray.

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Vadym Kholodenko, piano

2013 Cliburn Gold Medalist

Thursday, November 10, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.

Cliburn at the Kimbell

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

Friday, November 11, 2022 – 8:00 p.m.

Cliburn Sessions
The Post at River East

“Kholodenko exudes a sense of excitement that comes straight out of his personality. Pianist and composer sounded as one, the performance closer to an experience of absolute improvisation than one will ever find in the classical repertoire. He played with such precipitous muscularity and high spirits… [with a] delicate and wistful side to his artistry that was utterly charming.” – New York Classical Review

His Cliburn appearance in 2013 is never to be forgotten; the dynamic and technically phenomenal performances earned Vadym Kholodenko the gold medal and the adoration of fans and critics around the world. He’s since concertized in the major halls and with prestigious orchestras across North America, Europe, and Asia, including being named the first artist-in-partnership of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, where Bass Hall audiences were treated to hearing every Prokofiev concerto in his capable hands. His recordings are also lauded: he’s won a Diapason d’Or de l’année (France’s GRAMMYÒ equivalent) and “Editor’s Choice” from London’s Gramophone magazine. The Kyiv native now returns to Fort Worth—his first Cliburn Concerts appearance in nine years—for two unique concert experiences. See him perform Schubert and Prokofiev in a traditional recital at the Kimbell, or in the casual and intimate confines of The Post. We recommend getting your tickets early.

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J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano

2022 GRAMMY®  Award winner

Thursday, February 9, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.

Cliburn at the Kimbell

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

Friday, February 10, 2023 – 8:00 p.m.

Cliburn Sessions

“Her instrument and talent were striking…. her low notes were great, elemental things, seeming to roll through the auditorium, her high range all sharply milled gunmetal.” – Washington Post

A flashy Cliburn Concerts debut, without a doubt: J’Nai Bridges comes to Fort Worth fresh off a 2022 Grammy win for her recording of Philip Glass’ Akhnaten with the Metropolitan Opera. She’s known for her “plush-voiced mezzo-soprano” (The New York Times) and has been heralded as “a rising star” (Los Angeles Times); she’s graced the world’s top stages in repertoire ranging from traditional favorites to world premieres to spirituals and standards. The American mezzo-soprano sold out her Carnegie Hall solo recital debut. She’s performed at the BBC Proms, Elbphilharmonie, and Tanglewood Festival; with the San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Dutch National Operas; and with the National, BBC, New York Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the last with Yo-Yo Ma. And now a handful of lucky Fort Worth patrons will get to hear her excellence in two intimate concerts, one at the Kimbell, one at The Post.

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Timo Andres, composer & piano

Moderated by Buddy Bray

Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.

Cliburn at the Modern
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

“…an unhurried grandeur that has rarely been felt in American music since John Adams came on the scene… more mighty than shy, [Andres] sounds like himself.” – The New Yorker

Timo Andres is an American composer and pianist who was born in California, grew up in rural Connecticut, and now makes his home in Brooklyn. On one night in February, moderated by Buddy Bray, we’ll explore his dual, homegrown talent. As a composer, he’s written works commissioned by such major cultural institutions as the Boston Symphony, Carnegie Hall, and Los Angeles Philharmonic; he was also a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2016. As a pianist, he’s played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as well as the North Carolina, New World, and Albany Symphonies, and at Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall, Phillips Collection, and (le) Poisson Rouge. And when his Carnegie Hall solo recital debut was canceled in April 2020, the artist reconstructed his program as a series of YouTube videos, which were the subject of a feature in The New York Times.

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Benjamin Grosvenor, piano

Thursday, March 23, 2023 – 7:30 p.m. 

Cliburn at the Kimbell

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

“Astounding technical gifts, the freshness of his imagination, his intense concentration, the absence of any kind of show, and the unmistakable sense of poetic immersion directed solely at the realization of music” – Süddeutsche Zeitung

Benjamin Grosvenor has been heralded as one of the most important pianists to emerge from the United Kingdom in several decades. He’s racked up an impressive display of awards in Europe, from Gramophone, Classic Brit Critics’, UK Critic’s Circle, BBC Young Musician Competition, and Diapason d’Or Jeune. He has been featured on two BBC documentaries and CNN’s Human to Hero series. He is currently completing a season as artist-in-residence at Wigmore Hall, after residencies at both Radio France and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He’s played with the Chicago, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras, and at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and Barbican Centre. He was the youngest-ever British musician to sign to the Decca Classics label. He cofounded a local music festival in 2020 to connect people during the pandemic. And in July 2022, he’ll celebrate his 30th birthday. Join us for this stunning Cliburn Concerts debut.

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Alim Beisembayev, piano

2015 Cliburn Junior winner & 2021 Leeds gold medalist

Thursday, April 13, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.

Cliburn at the Kimbell

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

“A worthy winner, with a polish and maturity to his playing that marked him among…the finalists … dashing, extrovert.” – The Guardian

Alim Beisembayev first caught international—and Fort Worth—attention when he took first prize at the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival in 2015, the first Kazakhstan-born pianist to win a Cliburn competition. And our hometown could not have been prouder as we cheered this cherished member of the Cliburn Family on to a gold-medal victory at the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2021, where he also won the audience prize. Since then, this now 24-year-old London-based artist has debuted with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart, and has released his debut album on Warner Classics. He’s played the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre, Oxford Piano Festival, and Chopin Institute in Warsaw, in addition to a tour of Europe, in association with the Steinway Prizewinner Concerts Network, and Korea, with the World Culture Network. Now help us welcome him back for this one-night-only Cliburn Concerts debut at the Kimbell.

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Joshua Roman, cello

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 – 8:00 p.m.

Cliburn Sessions

Tulips Fort Worth

 

Thursday, April 27, 2023 – 7:30 p.m.

Cliburn at the Kimbell

Kimbell Art Museum Piano Pavilion

“Roman’s extraordinary performance combines the expressive control of Casals with the creative individuality and virtuoso flair of Hendrix himself.” – The Guardian

Now a solid Cliburn Concerts favorite, Joshua Roman is a cellist, composer, and curator whose performances embrace musical styles from Bach to Radiohead. Before setting off on his unique path as a soloist, he was the Seattle Symphony’s principal cellist—a job he began at just 22 years of age and left only two years later. He has since become renowned for his genre-bending repertoire and wide-ranging collaborations. Joshua was named a TED Senior Fellow in 2015; his Main Stage TED Talks/Performances garnered millions of views. His endeavors outside the concert hall have taken him to Uganda with his violin-playing siblings, where they played chamber music in schools, HIV/AIDS centers, and displacement camps. He’ll perform two distinctive concerts in April: one traditional recital at the Kimbell, as well as a more casual experience at the Cliburn’s newest club venue, Tulips.

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Mayfest’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Trinity Collaborative, Inc. is pleased to present Mayfest’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Trinity Collaborative, Inc., the producer of Mayfest, is excited to announce a celebration event in honor of the festival’s 50th Anniversary. “We are so happy to have made it 50 years,” said Trinity Collaborative, Inc. Executive Director Elizabeth Basham. “We are even more excited to celebrate it with so many wonderful supporters of the festival.” Mayfest’s 50th Anniversary Grand Opening Celebration will take place Thursday, May 5 at 3pm in Trinity Park at the North Gate entrance. The event will feature keynote speakers Executive Director Elizabeth Basham, Councilmember Elizabeth Beck and Mayor Mattie Parker. A ribbon cutting will officially open Mayfest 2022, followed by a parade through the heart of the festival.

Mayfest is an annual four-day family festival held in Fort Worth on 33 acres in Trinity Park. Attracting 200,000 patrons every year, Mayfest boasts seven live music and performing arts stages, special attraction shows, rides, activities and a delectable offering of food and beverage. From the Children’s Area to the Midway to the Beer and Wine Garden, Mayfest entertains patrons of all ages and interests!

Trinity Collaborative, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that produces programs and events that promote Fort Worth experiences, advance community partnerships and connect citizens to the Trinity River, Fort Worth parks and each other. Over its 50-year history, Trinity Collaborative, Inc. has given more than $7,500,000 back to the community of Fort Worth.

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Clint Black & Steve Miller Headline the Fort Worth Art Fair

SUNDANCE SQUARE’S INAUGURAL “FORT WORTH ART FAIR” 

Fair to run in downtown Fort Worth’s Sundance Square Plaza from Thursday Through Sunday April 7-10, 11am-11pm Daily

MUSIC & ART GALLERY LINEUP 

Headline Musical Performances by:

• Clint Black
• Ledisi
• Abraham Alexander
• 
Steve Miller

• With Special Guest: Catherine Russell
(Performing with Shelly Berg, Dean Parks, Nathan East and Gregg Field)

Plus More Than 20 Local/Regional Musical Artists!

Sundance Square today announced program details for its Fort Worth Art Fair (FWAF), including headline music performances by Grammy Award winning country music artist Clint Black, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller with special guest jazz vocalist Catherine Russell (performing with acclaimed pianist Shelly Berg, guitarist Dean Parks, bassist Nathan East, and drummer Gregg Field), Fort Worth’s Abraham Alexander, and Grammy Award winning R&B and jazz singer Ledisi. A first-of-its-kind cultural and experiential event, the FWAF is a premier event committed to spotlighting local artists and musicians.

Established by Sasha and Ed Bass, the inaugural Fort Worth Art Fair is a welcoming venue for family and friends to honor their North Texas community and shared culture through art, music and food.

“Sundance Square is the heart of Fort Worth – a place where all are welcome. The plaza was built to showcase all things local and worthy of nationwide acclaim.  Fort Worth is a supportive community for local artists, and a destination for art collectors,” said Sasha Bass, CEO of Sundance Square Management. “Supporting local art and music brings vitality to every community. It is integral that we support local and regional talent.  Sundance Square is very proud to host an event in their honor.”

Participating art galleries will include Artspace111 & Love Texas Art, Art Tooth, Bale Creek Allen Gallery, Daisha Board Gallery, Dang Good Candy, Flatbed Press, and Pencil on Paper Gallery. A number of galleries will showcase the work of unrepresented artists, in an effort to attract greater visibility. 

General admission to the Art Fair is free to the public. For those who desire an expanded experience, a daily FWAF VIP All Access Pass is available to purchase. The All Access Pass experience includes local culinary tastings, private bars and lounges, and guaranteed plaza access during musical performances. Additionally, for those interested in priority access to the musical performances, a FWAF Music Lover Bracelet provides guaranteed in-plaza stage views. Passes can be purchased online or at fortworthartfair.com.

The four-day festival’s extended musical line-up will be devoted each day to a music category, ranging from country to singer/songwriter to blues/jazz to international, with at least six daily performances. 

Performances will include:

  • Ginny Mac, Steve Story, Kristyn Harris, Kelly Willis, Calder Allen, and headliner Clint Black on Thursday, April 7; 

  • Robin Hackett, Dustin Welch, Jonathan Tyler, Jordan Whitmore, Bill Carter, Abraham Alexander, and headliner Ledisi on Friday, April 8; 

  • Gregory Newman Jazz Group, Tatiana LadyMay Mayfield, John Doe Trio, Noel Iverson Orchestra, Bukka Allen, and headlining act Steve Miller with guest Catherine Russell (with Shelly Berg, Dean Parks, Nathan East, & Gregg Field), on Saturday, April 9;

  • Kirill Raskolenko and Alex Hand, Squeezebox Bandits, Tony Palos Trio, UNT Latin Jazz Lab Band, Rosie Flores and the Talismen, Brasuka, and Lara Latin with DanceMaker’s studio guest dancers, on Sunday, April 10. 

Additional details and a full performance schedule can be found here. 

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Spring Plant Sale!

Spring Plant Sale!

SPRING PLANT SALE: ENHANCE YOUR LANDSCAPE 

The widely popular event will be held on site 

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas hosts its annual Spring Plant Sale April 8 from 2-7 p.m. and April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.   

Members are invited to an exclusive pre-sale April 7 from 3-7 p.m. and receive a 10% discount. Not a member? Join now by visiting brit.org/membership

The Spring Plant Sale features annuals, perennials, begonias from garden collections, bulbs, shrubs, Japanese maples, and fruit trees. Various plant societies and vendors will also be selling their plants and products. Botanic Garden staff will be on hand to answer questions and help with plant selections. The Garden’s resident citrus specialist, Rob Bauereisen, will also be on site to offer a variety of citrus trees and advice on growing them. 

“The spring sale is a community favorite for area residents who appreciate our plant selection and friendly advice,” said Executive Vice President Bob Byers.  

The sale will be held in “The Grove” just inside the weekend (Lot D) parking lot off the I-30 access road between University Drive and Montgomery Street.  Shoppers are advised to bring their own carts or wagons for loading plants. 

About Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) 

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden (FWBG) is the oldest public botanic garden in Texas with beautiful theme gardens, including the Fuller Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, and the Victor and Cleyone Tinsley Garden, which features plants native to north central Texas. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) is a nonprofit, international research, education and conservation organization that collects and safeguards plant specimens, studies and protects living plants, and teaches about the importance of conservation and biodiversity to the world. BRIT assumed nonprofit management of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Oct. 1, 2020. The combined organization comprises 120 acres in Fort Worth’s Cultural District two miles west of downtown Fort Worth at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107. 

The Garden is open Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Parking is free between the garden center and the BRIT building and in the weekend parking lot during regular business hours.  

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